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About the Hosts

Tarek El Moussa

After a successful career selling multi-million dollar mansions, Tarek found a new passion: flipping distressed properties.
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Christina El Moussa

A real estate agent with an eye for design, Christina is half of the husband-wife renovation team on Flip or Flop.
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About the Show

Tarek is a self-proclaimed real estate genius with determination and drive. Christina is Tarek's picture-perfect wife, who Tarek's friends still can't believe he landed. In each episode of Flip or Flop, Tarek and Christina flip a new property. From the nail-biting purchase at auction, to the frustrating renovations and maddening showings, to the giddy acceptance of an offer, we'll follow along as these two relatively novice flippers try their hand at the toughest game in town. From purchase to resale, weaving their personal lives within the story of the flip. From paying cash, sight unseen, for a property at auction, through the hapless remodeling process, to the frantic sale, this young couple is putting everything they have into this venture.

Episodes

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Season 3, Episode 11

Too Good To Be True

Tuesday
Sep 1

6:30pm | 5:30c

Season 1, Episode 4

Double Trouble Flip

When Tarek and Christina see a 4-bedroom house in Garden Grove coming up for auction at a super low starting bid of $250K, they convince an investor that this is a good, cheap property to buy and flip. Tarek and Christina head to a foreclosure auction and buy the house sight-unseen for $280K. They meet their contractor Dan Messina for a walkthrough and realize the house is a major money pit. There is no master bedroom, a kitchen that needs a complete remodel, and a backyard that needs a complete re-haul, which includes fixing the pool and pool house. With the construction bid at 80K, this is the most they've ever spent on a flip. And when their investor Pete De Best stops in for a visit during construction, he begins to lose faith in the project. With their investor breathing down their necks, this double trouble flip has Tarek and Christina surfing the brink of disaster. Will they Flip or Flop?

Tuesday
Sep 1

7pm | 6c

Season 1, Episode 6

Spanish Style Salvage

Tarek and Christiana spot an intriguing listing for a curbside auction for a foreclosed 1920's Spanish style house in Santa Ana, CA. This is a unique opportunity to actually walk through the house, before the bidding starts. Although it needs a complete overhaul it has some charming original architecture still in place that will add to its value. They decide to bid on the property and win the house for $208K, a good price considering comps in the area go up to $325K. Their contractor meets them at the house and finds more issues than Tarek and Christina originally spotted in their walk through. There is some structural damage to the foundation and roof leaks that could be massive projects and additional costs. Tarek and Christina worry these structural issues might blow their entire rehab budget. Will this Spanish style salvage be a profitable flip or a regrettable flop?

Tuesday
Sep 1

7:30pm | 6:30c

Season 1, Episode 10

Facelift Flip

Tarek and Christina check out a short sale that's listed at $214,900, discounted a full 50% from the $430K currently owed on the house! Short sales can be great opportunities for house flippers because banks would rather take a loss on a house than foreclosing and having to sell it themselves. This house is a large 4 bedroom with a pool that appears to just need a facelift, and with comps in the area between $230,000 and $280,000, Tarek and Christina make an offer, which is accepted, for $200,000. They get a $30,000 bid from their contractor to update the kitchen, bathrooms, master closet and the pool, bringing them right to the lower end of their comps. But when they realize a back addition is unpermitted, the added costs may erase their profits, potentially leaving the facelift they planned on giving the house covered with red ink!

Tuesday
Sep 1

8pm | 7c

Season 1, Episode 8

The Bungalow Gamble

Tarek and Christina get a lead on a bank-owned (REO) property that is a small 1920's craftsman bungalow in Whittier, CA. They are able to tour the house prior to making an offer, and discover it needs a complete overhaul. It may not be worth flipping. But there is a studio in the back that doesn't seem to be included in the square footage on the listing. If the studio is permitted, it would be a major selling point for potential owners, who might want to offset their mortgage with a renter. They check with the city and discover that it is in fact permitted. And the bank accepts their all cash offer of $182,000. They want to flip this house in 30 days so work begins right away. On Day 1 they discover that the lead paint on the house must be dealt with according to EPA standards at an unexpected cost of 12 thousand dollars! Day 2 and it's a broken water main, which once again destroys the budget! With their profit margin getting gouged, Tarek and Christina hold their breath to see if this bungalow gamble will Flip or Flop.

Tuesday
Sep 1

8:30pm | 7:30c

Season 3, Episode 3

Cracked Flip

Tarek and Christina come across a listing for a newer home in Yorba Linda, California that has great potential but has seen better days. The owner is motivated to sell quickly which could yield an enticing deal; but it also means Tarek and Christina won't have much time to inspect if they want to wrap up this investment property. The home is newer and will require mostly cosmetic fixes, but a series of cracks inside and outside have piqued Tarek and Christina's interest. Can they handle the problems hidden throughout this house or will they crack up before they can finish this cracked flip?

Tuesday
Sep 1

9pm | 8c

Season 3, Episode 8

Junk Yard Flip

Tuesday
Sep 1

9:30pm | 8:30c

Season 2, Episode 5

Dirty, Dated and Undesired

Tarek and Christina spot a home listing online that's set for an auction that afternoon and based on neighborhood comps, the dirty and dated house looks like a bargain. By outward appearances, all it needs is an inexpensive cosmetic rehab. But after an unusual auction and a bevy of surprise issues, this dirty, dated and undesired home has quickly become more work than Tarek and Christina ever imagined.

Tuesday
Sep 1

11:30pm | 10:30c

Season 3, Episode 3

Cracked Flip

Tarek and Christina come across a listing for a newer home in Yorba Linda, California that has great potential but has seen better days. The owner is motivated to sell quickly which could yield an enticing deal; but it also means Tarek and Christina won't have much time to inspect if they want to wrap up this investment property. The home is newer and will require mostly cosmetic fixes, but a series of cracks inside and outside have piqued Tarek and Christina's interest. Can they handle the problems hidden throughout this house or will they crack up before they can finish this cracked flip?

Wednesday
Sep 2

12am | 11c

Season 3, Episode 8

Junk Yard Flip

Wednesday
Sep 2

12:30am | 11:30c

Season 2, Episode 5

Dirty, Dated and Undesired

Tarek and Christina spot a home listing online that's set for an auction that afternoon and based on neighborhood comps, the dirty and dated house looks like a bargain. By outward appearances, all it needs is an inexpensive cosmetic rehab. But after an unusual auction and a bevy of surprise issues, this dirty, dated and undesired home has quickly become more work than Tarek and Christina ever imagined.

Wednesday
Sep 2

2:30am | 1:30c

Season 1, Episode 10

Facelift Flip

Tarek and Christina check out a short sale that's listed at $214,900, discounted a full 50% from the $430K currently owed on the house! Short sales can be great opportunities for house flippers because banks would rather take a loss on a house than foreclosing and having to sell it themselves. This house is a large 4 bedroom with a pool that appears to just need a facelift, and with comps in the area between $230,000 and $280,000, Tarek and Christina make an offer, which is accepted, for $200,000. They get a $30,000 bid from their contractor to update the kitchen, bathrooms, master closet and the pool, bringing them right to the lower end of their comps. But when they realize a back addition is unpermitted, the added costs may erase their profits, potentially leaving the facelift they planned on giving the house covered with red ink!

Wednesday
Sep 2

3am | 2c

Season 1, Episode 8

The Bungalow Gamble

Tarek and Christina get a lead on a bank-owned (REO) property that is a small 1920's craftsman bungalow in Whittier, CA. They are able to tour the house prior to making an offer, and discover it needs a complete overhaul. It may not be worth flipping. But there is a studio in the back that doesn't seem to be included in the square footage on the listing. If the studio is permitted, it would be a major selling point for potential owners, who might want to offset their mortgage with a renter. They check with the city and discover that it is in fact permitted. And the bank accepts their all cash offer of $182,000. They want to flip this house in 30 days so work begins right away. On Day 1 they discover that the lead paint on the house must be dealt with according to EPA standards at an unexpected cost of 12 thousand dollars! Day 2 and it's a broken water main, which once again destroys the budget! With their profit margin getting gouged, Tarek and Christina hold their breath to see if this bungalow gamble will Flip or Flop.

Wednesday
Sep 2

3:30am | 2:30c

Season 3, Episode 1

Custom Craftsman

Friday
Sep 4

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 3, Episode 2

Abandoned Flip

Friday
Sep 4

8am | 7c

Season 3, Episode 3

Cracked Flip

Tarek and Christina come across a listing for a newer home in Yorba Linda, California that has great potential but has seen better days. The owner is motivated to sell quickly which could yield an enticing deal; but it also means Tarek and Christina won't have much time to inspect if they want to wrap up this investment property. The home is newer and will require mostly cosmetic fixes, but a series of cracks inside and outside have piqued Tarek and Christina's interest. Can they handle the problems hidden throughout this house or will they crack up before they can finish this cracked flip?

Friday
Sep 4

8:30am | 7:30c

Season 3, Episode 4

A Dinky Flip

Friday
Sep 4

9am | 8c

Season 3, Episode 5

Toxic Flip

Friday
Sep 4

9:30am | 8:30c

Season 3, Episode 6

Thrifty vs. Glitzy

Friday
Sep 4

10am | 9c

Season 3, Episode 7

The Money Pit

Friday
Sep 4

10:30am | 9:30c

Season 3, Episode 9

Pipe Dreams

Tarek and Christina come across a For Sale By Owner property in Garden Grove, California. This type of sale is always exciting for a flipper because it means no real estate agent commissions and an opportunity to negotiate a fair sale price. The house is in good shape and looks to need only cosmetic repairs and improvements. But in the business of flipping, one can rarely judge an old house by its finishes and it is truly what's on the inside that counts. Can Tarek and Christina deal with the hidden problems of an old house or will their hopes of a fast and easy flip turn out to be nothing but pipe dreams?

Friday
Sep 4

11am | 10c

Season 3, Episode 10

A Flip With The Enemy

Friday
Sep 4

11:30am | 10:30c

Season 1, Episode 3

Awkward Floor Plan

Tarek and Christina snoop a foreclosure in Yorba Linda, CA. After casing the property and looking through the windows, they're confident the house is in good shape. So they head to bid on the house at a foreclosure auction. During a high-voltage bidding war, Tarek and Christina spend $393K on the property, which is more than they planned. Tarek and Christina want to flip this house in 30 days, so they walk through their house with their contractor, Dan Messina. It has a very awkward layout, with the master bedroom located between the front door and the kitchen. But much worse, one of the bedrooms turns out to be an unpermitted loft conversion! They thought they were buying a 4-bedroom house, but it's actually a 3-bedroom house! If they have to market this house as a 3-bedroom, they will actually LOSE money and will have to write a check to sell the house. Are Tarek and Christina going to Flip or Flop?

Tuesday
Sep 8

7pm | 6c

Season 1, Episode 9

Flop House Flip

Tarek snoops a small four bedroom foreclosure with a pool in La Mirada as Christina heads to the public foreclosure auction where the house is on the docket. Tarek calls Christina, and from his evaluation of the house, Christina bids and wins the house for $210,000, a smokin' deal! However, as soon as Tarek and Christina open the door, it's clear that this dilapidated house needs a full rehab from tip to tail. It's a disgusting, smelly, confusing mess of rooms, with piles of trash, and graffiti everywhere. Tarek seriously underestimated the home's rehab costs, as initial bids from contractors come in at $50,000 and up. The cost alone for cleaning up this flop house is expensive, but when they begin to discover a bevy of unpermitted construction, Tarek and Christina are forced to demo unpermitted additions and spend money to decrease their square footage! With a skyrocketing budget and a rehab plan, which actually might be de-valuing the house, will this flop house Flip Or Flop?

Tuesday
Sep 8

7:30pm | 6:30c

Season 1, Episode 11

A Flip With A View

Tarek and Christina decide to go big and invest in a Real Estate Owned, or banked owned, high-end hilltop home with a gorgeous view. They check their bank statements and realize that even after maxing out their credit cards, the only way they can cover the costs of rehab is to get Tarek's mother to invest by taking out a loan against her home equity. So, if they lose on this house, it will affect the whole family. Banking on the home's beautiful view, Tarek and Christina spend 20 thousand of their $50,000 rehab budget on landscaping, however, after they notice a crack in the foundation slab of the house, they realize that the home might be sinking down the hill along with their profits! With literally everything, and then some, invested, will this flip with a view have Tarek and his family sitting pretty, or tumbling down the hill towards bankruptcy?

Tuesday
Sep 8

8pm | 7c

Season 2, Episode 8

Hard Money Blues

Tarek and Christina get a lead on a listing in an upscale neighborhood of Whittier, California and although the entire home will need some serious updating from its original 1969 finishes, the renovation appears to be mostly cosmetic and comparable properties suggest great potential for profit. With all their money tied up in other flips, Tarek and Christina must secure a hard money loan to make an offer on the home; but that alone will cost them hundreds of dollars a day in interest and one never knows what budget-busting financial hazards could be lurking behind those popcorn-textured walls. Can their contractor renovate this big house in a small timeframe or will unforeseen problems leave the project a day late and a dollar short? Could this high-end home and its expensive loan leave Tarek and Christina singing the hard money blues?

Tuesday
Sep 8

8:30pm | 7:30c

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